Brown Signs Bill To Fully Fund Teachers' Pensions Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.
UC, Nurses Reach Tentative Contract AgreementAfter nine months of negotiations, a tentative contract agreement has been reached between the University of California and thousands of registered nurses who are represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA).
25 Arrested At UCLA Protest At Busy Intersection Police said they arrested about 25 University of California health care workers who staged a sit-in that has closed an intersection, causing traffic backups during rush hour at the Los Angeles campus.
UCLA Chief Medical Officer Says Strike Is About Pensions, Not Patient CareAs a two-day strike began Tuesday at five of the biggest medical centers in the University of California system, medical workers say they are protesting low staffing levels and patient care, while officials contend that the strike is about pensions.
UC Health System Workers Strike Over Pensions, Patient Care ConcernsHealthcare workers began at two-day strike early Tuesday morning at five of the biggest medical centers in the University of California system.
Opinion: A Doctor's Opinion Of ObamacareGood, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.
Southland Lawmaker: 'Strip' Pensions From Teachers Accused Of Lewd ConductState Sen. Kevin DeLeon says there are lingering questions over exactly what measure can be taken by lawmakers in the wake of the recent misconduct charges.
Newport Beach Approves New Contract For LifeguardsOfficials in one of California's most prominent beach cities have approved a new contract with fulltime lifeguards that would scale back pension benefits in the aftermath of public outcry over their compensation.
Pension Benefits To Be Scaled Back For Newport Beach LifeguardsOfficials in one of California's most prominent beach cities are expected to vote on a new contract with fulltime lifeguards that would scale back pension benefits in the aftermath of public outcry over their compensation.
Council OKs Limits On Taxpayer Funds To Health Care For Police, Fire RetireesThe vote came amid ongoing closed-door talks to pressure police and firefighters to contribute part of their salaries toward retirement health care.
City Council OKs Pension Deal, Steps Up Pressure On Vote HoldoutsThe four bargaining units who voted to oppose the new contract agreement now have one week to call for a new vote or to ask for specific changes to the agreement.
Long Beach Mayor: Public Pension 'Super Storm' ComingMayor Bob Foster issued a dire warning to pension policy makers at a forum entitled, “Is California Headed for a Super Storm of Unfunded Pension Liabilities?".
Pensions Emerge As Key Issue In California Budget TalksA partisan split over how to change California's massively underfunded pension systems is playing an increasingly prominent role in the debate over Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to fix the state's woeful budget.
Commission: Calif. Should Freeze Pensions For State WorkersA California watchdog agency on Thursday called on the governor and Legislature to freeze pension benefits for current state and local government workers and overhaul the existing system, as the debate over retirement benefits for public employees has exploded nationwide.
City Council Delays Vote On LA Pension ReformA ballot measure aimed at scaling back the retirement fund for future police and fire department employees won't be voted on until next week.